BioWare brings more changes to Star Wars: The Old Republic


Not even three weeks after Star Wars: The Old Republic was reopened as a fully free-to-play online role-playing game, developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts are already altering the game to try and address community complaints and encourage new players to try the game out.

“One of the most important thing to us is to hear player feedback on the game experience,” reads a message from producer Jeff Hickman on the official developer’s blog for the game, “Our community team truly has an ear to the ground with community concerns and discussions and we often make changes based on player feedback.”

“We want you to know that this is an ongoing dialogue.”

To that end, the post goes on to detail a number of significant changes made to the new free-to-play version of the game, particularly in regards to perks for “Preferred Players,” or anyone who purchases a physical copy of the game or purchases goods from the in game store. These players can now have a total of six characters in the game.

Actual subscribers to the game still handing over a monthly fee can now create as many characters as they want, as BioWare has removed the 50 character limit.